February 18, 2007 6:46am CST
Obesity is bad news for both body and mind. Not only does it make a person feel tired and uncomfortable, it can wear down joints and put extra stress on other parts of the body. To determine if someone is obese, doctors and other health care professionals often use a measurement called body mass index (BMI). First, a doctor measures a person's height and weight. Then the doctor uses these numbers to calculate another number, the BMI. Being obese and being overweight are not exactly the same. An obese person has a large amount of extra body fat, not just a few extra pounds. People who are obese are very overweight and at risk for serious health problems. Before one starts trying to shed weight, he/she has to talk to a doctor, a parent, or a registered dietician. With their help, one can come up with a safe plan, based on eating well and exercising. The best way to avoid these health problems is to maintain a healthy weight; and the keys to healthy weight are regular exercise and good eating habits.
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@nishanity (1651)
• India
18 Feb 07
Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. Obesity is both an individual clinical condition and is increasingly viewed as a serious public health problem. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis
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@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Personally speaking, the best way to manage obesity is to practice a balance diet. In addition, they should have regular exercises, a simple brisk walking in the park can do. If we will not take this seriously, it will lead to a more risky factors in health conditions.